|tedtalks_2014-04-30_collection_index - John Hauser|
This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
Keywords: TedTalks; Index
|tedtalks_collection_index - John Hauser|
This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
Keywords: TedTalks; Index
|Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives - TED.com|
Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop -- but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost. Ellen 't Hoen talks about an elegant, working solution to the problem: the Medicines Patent Pool. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxZurich; 2012
|Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage - TED.com|
It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; 2010
|Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving - TED.com|
Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world -- but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society's need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; environment; TED2012; 2012
|Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies - TED.com|
Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; technology; TEDxWinnipeg; 2012
|Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness - TED.com|
Lighting architect Rogier van der Heide offers a beautiful new way to look at the world -- by paying attention to light (and to darkness). Examples from classic buildings illustrate a deeply thought-out vision of the play of light around us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmsterdam; TED; Talks; architecture; design; 2010
|Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - TED.com|
Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; TED@IBM; 2014
|Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future - TED.com|
Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; music; technology; TEDxStanford; 2014
|Renny Gleeson on antisocial phone tricks - TED.com|
In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world -- where the experience we're having right now is less interesting than what we'll tweet about it later.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; 2009
|Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - TED.com|
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture - TED.com|
Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture -- and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; 2005
|Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams - TED.com|
It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. (Filmed at TEDxHelvetia.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; transportation; TEDxHelvetia; 2012
|Anne Curzan: What makes a word “real”? - TED.com|
One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make on a constant basis.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; language; TEDxUofM; 2014
|Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com|
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
|John Maeda on the simple life - TED.com|
The MIT Media Lab's John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art, a place that can get very complicated. Here he talks about paring down to basics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; 2007
|Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television - TED.com|
TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; 2010
|Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness - TED.com|
At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; math; TED2010; 2010
|Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics - TED.com|
Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; 2010
|Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean - TED.com|
Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|David Pogue on cool phone tricks - TED.com|
In this engaging talk from the EG'08 conference, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy cell phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
Keywords: TEDTalks; EG 2008; TED; Talks; 2008
|Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world - TED.com|
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world. (Filmed at TEDxMaui.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; nature; photography; TEDxMaui; 2012
|Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car - TED.com|
Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
|Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - TED.com|
When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED@Bangalore; 2012
|Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! - TED.com|
There's a place in France where the robots do a dance. And that place is TEDxConcorde, where Bruno Maisonnier of Aldebaran Robotics choreographs a troupe of tiny humanoid Nao robots through a surprisingly emotive performance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; robots; TEDGlobal 2005; 2012
|Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools - TED.com|
America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
|Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything - TED.com|
The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; advertising; culture; TEDxAthens; 2011
|Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold - TED.com|
With humor and persistence, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock dives into the hidden but influential world of brand marketing, on his quest to make a completely sponsored film about sponsorship. (And yes, onstage naming rights for this talk were sponsored too. By whom and for how much? He'll tell you.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
|Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing - TED.com|
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries - TED.com|
Snow Dragon. Pure Imagination. Frozen Minotaur. These are the names Eddy Cartaya and his climbing partner Brent McGregor gave three glacier caves that they were the first to explore. As the Sandy Glacier slowly slides down Mount Hood in Oregon, the caves and tunnels inside it morph annually thanks to warm water from above and warm air from below. At TEDYouth, Cartaya takes us inside these magical spaces where the ice glows in bright blues and greens, and where artifacts rain from the ceiling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
|JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out - TED.com|
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
|Deb Roy: The birth of a word - TED.com|
MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; 2011
|Tan Le: My immigration story - TED.com|
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
|Philip Evans: How data will transform business - TED.com|
What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; TED@BCG San Francisco; 2013; TED@BCG San Francisco
|Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning - TED.com|
Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what's to come.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; government; TED Fellows Retreat 2013; 2013
|Bruce Feiler: The council of dads - TED.com|
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
|Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper - TED.com|
"I love paper, and I love technology," says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who's spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; materials; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite! - TED.com|
Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension -- and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we're caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; presentation; TED2011; 2011
|Matthew Childs' 9 life lessons from rock climbing - TED.com|
In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; environment; nature; 2009
|Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator - TED.com|
2011 was a year of extraordinary people-powered resistance, starting with Arab Spring and spreading across the world. How did this resistance work so well? Srdja Popovic (who led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000) lays out the plans, skills and tools each movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; politics; TEDxKrakow; 2011
|Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon! - TED.com|
Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; language; law; simplicity; TED2010; 2010
|Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain - TED.com|
In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward -- manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; biology; brain; neurology; science; 2010
|Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds - TED.com|
With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; city; design; entertainment; technology; 2011
|Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - TED.com|
As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; design; map; technology; 2009
|Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com|
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
|Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about? - TED.com|
They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's learning enough to save them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDublin; TED; Talks; biology; environment; oceans; science; 2010
|Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time - TED.com|
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; men; philanthropy; TEDxToronto 2011; 2011
|Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? - TED.com|
Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence - TED.com|
Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It’s F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross explains what in the world that means. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; intelligence; mind; physics; science; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Allan Jones: A map of the brain - TED.com|
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; brain; disease; science; technology; 2011